Growing to 1m (Avg 70cm)
A nocturnal snake typically not found within suburbia, preferring to live amongst leaf litter in the mountainous / hinterland areas. These snakes are known for their habit of staying still rather than fleeing in the presence of humans, which is the cause of many bites. Most encounters with these snakes occur as they cross quiet bushy roads on suitable nights. Though rarely encountered in South East Queensland, Death Adders rank in the top 10 most venomous snakes in the world and should be left well alone. After each breeding season, pregnant females give birth to 2-33 live young.
It’s important to realise that many species of snake can vary in colour, pattern and size. This often makes it very hard to make a positive identification of the snake. You should always assume that a snake is highly venomous, keep your family and pets at a safe distance and call a Gold Coast snake catcher.